Analyze the text as an individual reader. This process is as much about YOU as it is about the text you’re responding to. As a scholar, you stand in judgment over the text, making connections between texts you’ve read, between yourself and the text, or between the text and the world. A reader response asks the reader [i.e., you] to examine, explain and defend her/his personal reaction to a reading. You will be asked to explore WHY you like or dislike the reading, explain whether you agree or disagree with the author, identify the reading’s purpose, and critique the text. There is no right or wrong answer to a Reader Response. Nonetheless, it is important that you demonstrate an understanding of the reading and clearly explain and support your reactions. . .